We are finally getting to the end stages of our renovation indoors, but it is so easy to get distracted and turn attention to the landscape when the weather outside is so amazing...so I have started to formulate a plan for designing our landscape in stages so that my husband doesn't have me committed. Our landscape has been a a bit of a challenge from the beginning. ... let me back up a bit to explain. When we bought our sweet little fixer-upper in 2004 we had no idea that "adding on" would be an all-consuming, time and money sucking massive project, but here we are six years later,closer than ever, but still not done. First things first. Once we decided to add a second floor, it was necessary to remove the tree enormous oak trees that were teetering dangerously close to the roof. Big trees mean big stumps and bigger roots...
|My husband, his brother and our son tore down the chimney. the dumpster company's truck broke down so we had to pile the brick to the side and then move it to the dumpster when the new dumpster arrived. Yes, we moved 3 1/2 tons TWICE.|
|i have almost 30 different plant species that seem to be thriving nicely; many, many from my very generous auntie Mary and cousin Tina friends Jan and Jessie have also kept me in mind every-time they thin out their gardens.|
|we borrowed my brother in laws tractor. so cool, but the funny thing is i lifted and moved the rocks in the photo with a little help from my son.|